Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some delightful doggies up for adoption? There are dozens of great dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Indianapolis.
Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Hercules, vizsla mix
Hercules is a sweet male vizsla mix staying at The PAWSitivity Project, Inc.
Hercules gets along well with cats. The PAWSitivity Project, Inc, however, recommends he be placed in a home without small children. He's mastered his house-training etiquette. He's neutered, and he has had all his shots.
From Hercules' current caretaker:
Woof! I'm Hercules but you can call me Herc or Hunkules (wink wink). I've got opinions, and I'm not afraid to share them. By the way, I'm two and super smart, but I still act like a puppy sometimes. I will rely on you to teach me my manners. Wanna gab? Hit me up!
Apply to adopt Hercules today at Petfinder.
Homer, Great Pyrenees
Homer is a darling male Great Pyrenees dog in the care of Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue.
Homer loves other dogs. Homer would prefer a home without small children. He's mastered his house-training etiquette. He's already neutered and vaccinated.
Notes from Homer's caretakers:
Meet Homer. This two-year-old Great Pyrenees was living with a family and a very young child, which was not a good fit. This handsome guy would do best in an adult-only home. He is a "pyrfect" gentleman with female dogs, super friendly with people, loves being brushed and going for walks. If you're over 25 and have a fenced-in yard, consider making him part of your family.
Apply to adopt Homer today at Petfinder.
Presley, pit bull terrier
Presley is a male pit bull terrier dog staying at Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc - ARPO.
Presley is patient, and he plays well with kids. Fear not: He is already house-trained and crate-trained. He is already vaccinated and neutered.
Presley's current caretakers say:
Presley is almost three years old and a very playful, sweet boy. He loves playing with stuffed toys, running around in the yard and going for walks. He had a blast this winter in the snow! He loves his people and especially his six year-old human sister. He'd be a great fit for most any home. Drop by Noblesville Petsmart this Saturday for a meet and greet.
Read more about Presley on Petfinder.
Tara, bull terrier
Tara is a female bull terrier dog currently residing at LUV A DOG RESCUE.
Tara wants to be your one and only: She'll need a home free of other dogs and cats. She is sweet with small children.She is already spayed, and she has had all her shots. She's mastered her house-training etiquette.
From Tara's current caretaker:
I'm a 37-pound, 10-year-old bundle of love! That's right—I'm happy, healthy, and affectionate. What more could you ask for? I would make a great walking partner; I love a good game of fetch, and I'm an excellent cuddler! I am currently in an amazing foster home in Indy, but I dream of a permanent place...with you, perhaps?
Read more about how to adopt Tara on Petfinder.
Hugo, Great Pyrenees
Hugo is a male Great Pyrenees dog being cared for at Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue.
No other pets please: Hugo is looking for family without other dogs or cats. Hugo would prefer a home without small children. Hugo is neutered and vaccinated. He has mastered his house-training etiquette.
Notes from Hugo's caretakers:
This three-year-old was found on a busy road in the middle of heavy traffic. A Good Samaritan saved him and took him to a shelter. He is doing fantastic in his foster home, is down for baths and loves going for walks.If you have children over six years old and have a secure fenced yard, consider opening your home and heart to Hugo.
Apply to adopt Hugo today at Petfinder.
Max, Great Pyrenees
Max is a lovable male Great Pyrenees dog being cared for at Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue.
He's mastered his house-training etiquette. Max is already neutered and vaccinated. Max is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.
Here's what Max's friends at Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue think of him:
Max was born around December 2016, and he has had a rough time in his short life. His original owner gave him away, and the new owners left him outside. He has a great demeanor and does well with other dogs, and cats. An adopter who is knowledgeable about large breed dogs would be best for him. If you have children 16 years and older and a home with a private fenced yard, consider adopting him.
Read more about how to adopt Max on Petfinder.
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